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Current trends in nanotechnology research across worldwide geo-economic players

Mario Coccia (), Ugo Finardi and Diego Margon ()

The Journal of Technology Transfer, 2012, vol. 37, issue 5, 777-787

Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to analyze the current temporal and spatial trajectories in nanotechnology research in order to display the worldwide patterns of scientific domains across main geo-economic players. Current trends of nanotechnology have been growing in chemistry and medicine because of technological applications of new nanomaterials mainly in Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology. In addition, the results show that the laboratories of Europe and North America have intensive scientific collaborations with foreign scholars in nanotechnology studies. This paper can provide vital findings to support new research and innovation policies in order to foster the development of these driving converging technologies for future patterns of economic growth. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012

Keywords: Nanotechnology; Technological trajectories; Research trends; Data mining; Comparative innovation systems; L6; O3; Q57 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2012
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